2016-2018 Sunghoon Kim (South Korea)

06.10.17

SungHoon is very prolific, multidisciplinary and with obvious technical skills, particularly in his photographic work. His practice finds an optimal balance between self-awareness and ambiguity, between complexity and openness. His research focus sustains a conflictive personal relationship with what can be called the many ‘names of the Father’, i.e. the internalisation of power structures in the bodies and minds of its victims and the correlation between learning and authority with violence. A closer inspection reveals an autobiographical origin to this interest, most evident in the performative re-enactment of this military service in Korea (in the Black Eagles, the flight display team of the Republic of Korea Air Force). SungHoon work is very consistent and yet with open ends that hold the capacity to substantiate a generative period of research in the Dutch Art Institute.